The Memorial -

“Our Wall”

At the left hand end of the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall is a brick plinth inset with an inscribed poem by veteran William Walker AE, who sadly died in October 2012 at the age of 99.

The poem, “Our Wall” refers to the adjacent wall that list the names of those who flew in the Battle of Britain, and it has long been a favourite of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust for that reason.

It was “Our Wall”, together with William’s other often-recited “Absent Friends”, that inspired the Trust to create an anthology of William’s poetry, much of which is about his wartime experiences.

William has shared the copyright of the work with the Trust and the proceeds from the sale of the book, available in both hard and softback versions, are all being donated to the Wing appeal. it is available to buy from the Trust, both by post and at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne.